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TM & © 1957, renewed 1985 by Dr. Seuss Enterprises* L,P, All rights reserved under 
International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in New York by 
Random House* Inc., and simultaneously in Toronto* Canada, by Random House of 
Canada. Limited. 

This title was originally cataloged by the Library of Congress ns follows; 

Seuss* Dr. The cat in the hat, by Dr, Seuss [pseud,] Boston, Houghton Mifflin [1957] 
61 p. illus. 24 cm. L Title PZ6.3.G276Cat 56-5470 
ISBN: 0-394-60001-X (trade) ISBN; 0-394-90001-4 (lib. bdg.) 

Manufactured in the United States of America 

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he sun did not shine. 

It was too wet to play. 

So we sat in the house 
All that cold, cold, wet day. 

I sat there with Sally. 

We sat there, we two. 

And I said, “How I wish 
We had something to do!” 

Too wet to go out 
And too cold to play ball. 
So we sat in the house. 
We did nothing at all. 


So all we could do was to 




And we did not like it. 
Not one little bit. 

And then 

Something went bump! 

How that bump made us jump! 

We looked! 

Then we saw him step in on the mat! 
We looked! 

And we saw him! 

The Cat in the Hat! 

And he said to us, 

“Why do you sit there like that?” 

“I know it is wet 

And the sun is not sunny. 

But we can have 

Lots of good fun that is funny!” 

“I know some good games we could play,” 
Said the cat. 

“I know some new tricks,” 

Said the Cat in the Hat. 

“A lot of good tricks. 

I will show them to you. 

Your mother 

Will not mind at all if I do.” 

Then Sally and I 

Did not know what to say. 

Our mother was out of the house 
For the day. 

But our fish said, “No! No! 
Make that cat go away! 
Tell that Cat in the Hat 
You do not want to play. 
He should not be here. 

He should not be about. 

He should not be here 
When your mother is out!” 

“Now! Now! Have no fear. 
Have no fear!” said the cat. 
“My tricks are not bad,” 

Said the Cat in the Hat. 
“Why, we can have 
Lots of good fun, if you wish, 
With a game that I call 
Up-up-up with a fish!” 

“Put me down!” said the fish. 
“This is no fun at all! 

Put me down!” said the fish. 
“1 do not wish to fall!” 

“Have no fear!” said the cat. 
“I will not let you fall. 

I will hold you up high 
As I stand on a ball. 

With a book on one hand! 
And a cup on my hat! 

But that is not all I can do!” 
Said the cat... 

“Look at me! 

Look at me now!” said the cat. 
“With a cup and a cake 
On the top of my hat! 

I can hold up two books! 

I can hold up the fish! 

And a little toy ship! 

And some milk on a dish! 

And look! 

I can hop up and down on the ball! 
But that is not all! 

Oh, no. 

That is not all. . . 

“Look at me! 

Look at me! 

Look at me now! 

It is fun to have fun 
But you have to know how. 
I can hold up the cup 
And the milk and the cake! 
I can hold up these books! 
And the fish on a rake! 

I can hold the toy ship 
And a little toy man! 

And look! With my tail 
I can hold a red fan! 

I can fan with the fan 
As I hop on the ball! 

But that is not all. 

Oh, no. 

That is not all....” 


And our fish came down, too. 
He fell into a pot! 

He said, “Do I like this? 

Oh, no! I do not. 

This is not a good game,” 
Said our fish as he lit. 

“No, I do not like it, 

Not one little bit!” 

“Now look what you did!” 
Said the fish to the cat. 
“Now look at this house! 
Look at this! Look at that! 
You sank our toy ship, 

Sank it deep in the cake. 
You shook up our house 
And you bent our new rake. 
You should not be here 
When our mother is not. 
You get out of this house!” 
Said the fish in the pot. 

“But I like to be here. 

Oh, I like it a lot!” 

Said the Cat in the Hat 
To the fish in the pot. 

“I will not go away. 

I do not wish to go! 

And so,” said the Cat in the Hat, 


I will show you 

Another good game that I know!” 

A big red wood box. 

It was shut with a hook. 
“Now look at this trick,” 
Said the cat. 

“Take a look!” 

And then he ran out. 

And, then, fast as a fox, 
The Cat in the Hat 
Came back in with a box. 

Then he got up on top 
With a tip of his hat. 

“I call this game fun-in-a-box,” 
Said the cat. 

“In this box are two things 
I will show to you now. 

You will like these two things,” 
Said the cat with a bow. 

“I will pick up the hook. 

You will see something new. 

Two things. And I call them 
Thing One and Thing Two. 

These Things will not bite you. 
They want to have fun.” 

Then, out of the box 

Came Thing Two and Thing One! 

And they ran to us fast. 

They said, “How do you do? 
Would you like to shake hands 

And Sally and I 

Did not know what to do. 

So we had to shake hands 
With Thing One and Thing Two. 
We shook their two hands. 

But our fish said, “No! No! 
Those Things should not be 
In this house! Make them go! 

“They should not be here 
When your mother is not! 

Put them out! Put them out!” 
Said the fish in the pot. 

“Have no fear, little fish,” 

Said the Cat in the Hat. 

“These Things are good Things.” 
And he gave them a pat. 

“They are tame. Oh, so tame! 
They have come here to play. 
They will give you some fun 
On this wet, wet, wet day.” 


“Now, here is a game that they like,” 
Said the cat. 

“They like to fly kites,” 

Said the Cat in the Hat. 

“No! Not in the house!” 

Said the fish in the pot. 

“They should not fly kites 
In a house! They should not. 
Oh, the things they will bump! 
Oh, the things they will hit! 
Oh, I do not like it! 

Not one little bit!” 

Then Sally and I 

Saw them run down the hall. 

We saw those two Things 
Bump their kites on the wall! 
Bump! Thump! Thump! Bump! 

Down the wall in the hall. 

Thing Two and Thing One! 
They ran up! They ran down! 
On the string of one kite 
We saw Mother’s new gown! 
Her gown with the dots 
That are pink, white and red. 
Then we saw one kite bump 
On the head of her bed! 

Then those Things ran about 
With big bumps, jumps and kicks 
And with hops and big thumps 
And all kinds of bad tricks. 

And I said, 

“I do not like the way that they play! 
If Mother could see this, 

Oh, what would she say!” 


Then our fish said, “Look! Look!” 
And our fish shook with fear. 
“Your mother is on her way home! 
Do you hear? 

Oh, what will she do to us? 

What will she say? 

Oh, she will not like it 
To find us this way!” 

“So, do something! Fast!” said the fish. 
“Do you hear! 

I saw her. Your mother! 

Your mother is near! 

So, as fast as you can, 

Think of something to do! 

You will have to get rid of 
Thing One and Thing Two!” 

So, as fast as I could, 

I went after my net. 

And I said, “With my net 
I can get them I bet. 

I bet, with my net, 

I can get those Things yet! 


un dear!” said the cat. 

“You did not like our game ... 
Oh dear. 

What a shame! 

What a shame! 

What a 

And I had them! At last! 
Those two Things had to stop. 
Then I said to the cat, 

“Now you do as I say. 

You pack up those Things 
And you take them away!” 


“That is good,” said the fish. 
“He has gone away. Yes. 
But your mother will come. 
She will find this big mess! 
And this mess is so big 
And so deep and so tall, 

We can not pick it up. 

There is no way at all!” 

Then he shut up the Things 
In the box with the hook. 
And the cat went away 
With a sad kind of look. 

And then! 

Who was back in the house? 

Why, the cat! 

“Have no fear of this mess,” 

Said the Cat in the Hat. 

“I always pick up all my playthings 
And so ... 

I will show you another 
Good trick that I know!” 

Then we saw him pick up 
All the things that were down. 
He picked up the cake, 

And the rake, and the gown, 
And the milk, and the strings, 
And the books, and the dish. 
And the fan, and the cup, 

And the ship, and the fish. 

And he put them away. 

Then he said, “That is that.” 
And then he was gone 
With a tip of his hat. 

And Sally and I did not know 
What to say. 

Should we tell her 

The things that went on there that day? 

Should we tell her about it? 
Now, what should we do? 

What would you do 
If your mother asked you? 

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The Beginner Book Story 

'Ten years ago, Dr. Seuss took 220 
words, rhymed them, and turned 
out THE CAT IN THE HAT, a tittle 
volume of absurdity that worked 
like a karate chop on the weary 
little world of Dick, Jane and Spot" 
—Ellen Goodman, The Detroit Free 
_ Press, Nov. 1966 

From this magically right beginning 
came the concept of Beginner Books, 
exacting blends of words and pic¬ 
tures that encourage children to 
read — all by themselves. Hailed by 
elementary educators and remedial 
reading specialists, these enor¬ 
mously popular books are now used 
in schools anti libraries throughout 
I the English-speaking world. 

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